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Effects of Online Games to Students

Online game is a video game that is either partially or primarily
played through the internet or any other computer network
available. Online games are modern gaming platforms, including
PCs, consoles and mobile devices, and span many genres,
including first-person shooters, strategy games and massively
multiplayer online role playing games
The design of online games can range from simple text-based
environments to the incorporation of complex graphics and virtual
worlds. The existence of online components within a game can
range from being minor features, such as an online leaderboard,
to being part of core gameplay, such a directly playing against
other players. Many online games create their own communities,
while other games, especially social games, integrate the players
existing real-life communities.
The culture of online gaming sometimes faces criticisms for an
environment that can promote cyber bullying, violence, and
xenophobia. Some are also concerned about gaming addiction or
social stigma. Online games have attracted player variety of ages,
nationalities, and occupation. The online game content can also
be studied in the scientific field, especially gamer’s interactions
within virtual societies in relation to behaviors and social
phenomena of everyday life. It has been argued that since the
players of online game are strangers to each other and have
limited communication, the individual players experience in an
online game is not essentially different from playing with artificial
intelligence players. Online games also have the problem of not
being permanently playable, unlike purchased retail games, as
they require special servers in order to function.
Computer games are the most popular entertainments is modern
societies and they target a variety of people in different ages. The
addiction to the rivalry and excitement of the games make them
the most common recreational programs for todays teenagers so
that they do anything to reach a higher level of the games